[Crossposted from ONE Massachusetts] ONE Massachusetts supports initiatives and programs that support civic engagement in our communities as a means to influence the policy decisions that affect our lives and those of our … [Read more...]
The Environmental Shrinking Pie
[Cross posted from ONE Massachusetts] While reading an article from Mass Audobon about the most recent budget cuts in the environmental field I couldn’t stop thinking about what needs to get done for elected officials to understand that … [Read more...]
The Budget is Out – Yes it matters to talk to your elected official
[Crossposted from ONE Massachusetts] Today Governor Patrick signed the new state budget while last week ONE Massachusetts launched its 2011 summer campaign. With this campaign we are looking forward to engage our network into documenting … [Read more...]
Redistricting? Get Involved!
April is around the corner, and with it Massachusetts will receive the Census Data that will officially start the redistricting process. MassVote, together with a wide array of organizations including ONE Massachusetts, … [Read more...]
Civics curriculum in MA highschools!
I recently learned about a group called Teens Leading the Way. TLTW is a teen-led state wide group that understands that providing lasting opportunities for youth is important for the advancement of our communities through the creation … [Read more...]
Our 2011 Legislative Agenda
Our endorsed campaigns and initiatives for 2011 include the following: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Multi-language training materials: We believe that our training materials and our most important communications should be … [Read more...]
Our School System and Upcoming Ballot Questions
Of course there is much room for improvement. While we have made gains in closing the opportunity gap between students in low-income school districts and those in wealthy communities since the Education Reform Act was placed in 1993, we … [Read more...]
Time for Progressive Taxes!
The personal income tax in Massachusetts has been subject of debate for a few years now. Despite having a flat rate of 5.3%, adjustments such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and exemptions for our lowest-income taxpayers mean that it is one … [Read more...]
Civic Engagement in Tough Economic Times
“The people here value their library,’’ said Cheryl Abdullah, the Dover library’s director. “It’s amazing to see. People use the library as a tool of the community.’’ Abdullah credits the … [Read more...]
Talking Points for a Better Budget
[Crossposted from ONE Massachusetts] The things that make Massachusetts a great place to live - good schools, clean water, safe streets - are only possible due to our shared, ongoing support. Unfortunately, a decade of tax cuts and … [Read more...]